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The Philosopher's Zone - Program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, Philosophy

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The Philosopher's Zone looks at the world of philosophy and at the world through philosophy. The program addresses the big philosophical questions and arguments. It also explores what philosophical analysis can contribute to our understanding of some of the fundamental and perplexing issues that face the world today.

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The will of the people: multitude or mob?

June 14th, 2015

Episode 109 of 184 episodes

Thomas Hobbes thought of the multitude as a mob and redemption possible only through a social contract, but the idea of the will of the many remains at the heart of direct democracy.

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